Thursday, May 7, 2009

fashion factory

Believe it or not - Vienna actually has one of the niftiest flea markets i've ever seen. That's probably because it takes place in combination with the daily "Naschmarkt", which literally translates into "nibble-market" - a.k.a. you're being offered tiny bits of food to nibble on from all of the market stalls you pass. But that's only on a side note...

I bought a pair of incredibly hideous, leopard-print, cycling shorts for 1€ which I took home with the intent of performing a miracle. Back in Berlin, my ancient sewing machine and 15 minutes later, the ugly rag had transformed itself into a funky leopard-print stretch skirt... see for yourself :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


It's that time of year again... when spring slowly starts to fade into summer, and the end of the school year nears. Amidst final exams, college decisions and graduation, the high school Senior will have to complete one more daunting task: finding a prom date.

If you're extremely popular and have drop-dead gorgeous looks, the hardest part will be choosing from amongst the many offers you've received. Everyone else will be scurrying to find the perfect match before all the good ones are already taken... My advice: go with someone you will feel comfortable around. So what if there's that Junior chick that you've been dying to get with all year? The awkwardness of you two having dinner together or doing the waltz for three hours most likely won't be worth the pretty picture of you two hanging on the kitchen refrigerator.

Once you've found the perfect escort, round up all of your courage and creativity. Yes, you've heard me right: thinking of a funky way to ask out your chosen one will, in the case of a rejection, at least leave you with a fun memory. Scientific studies have furthermore proven that the likeliness of a rejection decreases exponentially as the creativity of your invitation increases.

Hmm, sure! So that last bit might have been bogus, but I can only recommend an out-of-the-ordinary prom invite. Check this video to see how I asked out my date:

Ps. In case you were wondering - he said yes ;)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

teddy's tee

A classmate of mine is moving back to the U.S. and therefore getting rid of a lot of her stuff. She's been selling a couple of items from her wardrobe via facebook, and I managed to snatch this shirt. I'm quite happy with my pick, what do you think?


New Blog, new luck :) I wanted to start this off with a song that's been running through my head all day long - and all of yesterday, too, for that matter...

The original piano piece is entitled "Comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi" and was composed by Yann Tiersen. It's well-known due to its feature in the Amélie movie. There's been several remixes of this piece; the one found below was done by a dj called Jay Haze. It's a masterpiece in my eyes... nobody else has yet managed to add to the magic of the original without taking away from the beauty and purity of it.

Minimal toujours! Enjoy...